Renaiss. Q. volume 72, issue 1, P402-404 2019 DOI: 10.1017/rqx.2018.115 View full text
Vin Nardizzi

Abstract: Murray links Ferdinand's incestuous passion to the myth of Narcissus, a welcome mythopoetic supplement to the study's largely medical context, and she suggests that the historical figures for the story may indeed have been twins. Tragicomedies often shifted poor behavior from the twins to their wives and mothers. In Webster's The Devil's Law Case, two siblings, Romelio and Jolenta, pretend that Jolenta is pregnant with twins in order to disguise the gravidas of Romelio's girlfriend, the nun Angiolella. William…

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